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The Florida Project (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on November 1, 2017

Review 111min Genre:       Drama Director:    Sean Baker Cast:         Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe…and more Writers:     Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch -Synopsis- A gritty yet comical tale of brazen behaviour and childlike innocence, set the in the seedy live-in motels in the shadow of the Disney Empire and seen through the eyes of an adorably […]

The Vault (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 8, 2017

Review 91min Genre:       Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director:    Dan Bush Cast:         Francesca Eastwood, James Franco, Taryn Manning…more Writers:     Dan Bush and Conal Byrne -Synopsis- When two sisters pull a bank heist to ease their family strife, they get far more than they bargained for after discovering that the seemingly abandoned and potentially lucrative underground vault […]

Indie Spotlight- Moon Dogs

Posted by Gui on September 6, 2017

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our ‘Indie Spotlight’ series for your consideration. Moon Dogs (2017) 93min Genre:     Comedy, Drama Director:  Philip John Cast:       Jack Parry-Jones, Christy O’Donnell, Tara Lee…and more Writers:   Derek Boyle and Raymond Friel […]

Patti Cake$ (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 1, 2017

Review 108min Genre:       Drama Director:    Geremy Jasper Cast:         Danielle Macdonald, Siddharth Dhananjay, Cathy Moriarty… Writer:      Geremy Jasper -Synopsis- On the rundown streets of the garden state, New Jersey youngster and unlikely aspiring rapper ‘Patricia Dombrowski’ (aka ‘Killa P’) struggles to break the bleak grip of her environment and make her dreams come true—with the help […]

A Ghost Story (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 11, 2017

Review 92min Genre:     Drama, Romance Director:  David Lowery Cast:       Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Sonia Acevedo…and more Writer:    David Lowery -Synopsis- A young woman, struggling with the recent loss of her husband, is visited by his white sheet-covered spirit as he becomes a guardian of memories and a spectral observer to the her life (and others) […]

It Comes at Night (2017)

Posted by Gui on July 14, 2017

Review 91min Genre:       Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director:    Trey Edward Shults Cast:         Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Christopher Abbott…and more Writer:      Trey Edward Shults -Synopsis- With the outside world ravaged by a contagious and virulent disease, a family survives in their secure and isolated home, only to have their refuge and lives threatened when they take in […]

Indie Spotlight- The White Room

Posted by Gui on June 21, 2017

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our ‘Indie Spotlight’ series for your consideration. The White Room (2017) (English & Spanish Language) 87min Genre:      Drama, Thriller Director:   James Erskine Cast:        Óscar Jaenada, Kae Alexander, Velibor Topic…and more […]

Colossal (2017)

Posted by Gui on May 19, 2017

Review 109min Genre:       Drama, Fantasy Director:    Nacho Vigalondo Cast:         Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell…and more Writer:      Nacho Vigalondo -Synopsis- A young American woman—whose life is on an alcohol-fuelled downward spiral—discovers that she’s somehow linked to a series of attacks on Seoul South Korea by a giant monster, in this unique and metaphorical character drama/fantasy […]

Lady Macbeth (2017)

Posted by Gui on April 30, 2017

Review 89min Genre:       Drama Director:    William Oldroyd Cast:         Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis…and more Writers:     Nikolai Leskov and Alice Birch -Synopsis- Bought and effectively held prisoner by her domineering new older husband and his equally imposing father at their rural English estate, a young bride boldly breaks free of her chains and gives in […]

Raw (2017) (French Language)

Posted by Gui on April 9, 2017

Review 99min Genre:     Drama, Horror Director:  Julia Ducournau Cast:       Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella…and more Writer:    Julia Ducournau -Synopsis- A young, French vegetarian veterinary student undergoes an extreme transformation after her formative and alarming college experiences, unleashing disturbing carnal proclivities and a dark penchant for flesh in this stylistic and provocative indie directorial […]

Certain Women (2016)

Posted by Gui on March 3, 2017

Review 107min Genre:      Drama Director:   Kelly Reichardt Cast:        Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone…and more Writers:    Kelly Reichardt and Maile Meloy -Synopsis- Writer/director Kelly Reichardt’s nuanced character study set in contemporary small-town Montana, where the lives of three very different women intersect as they struggle with life’s trials and try to make their way in […]

Trespass Against Us (2016)

Posted by Gui on March 1, 2017

Review 99min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Adam Smith Cast:         Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal… Writer:      Alastair Siddons -Synopsis- Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson star in a gritty British crime drama about an traveller caught between a fierce loyalty to his people and his hopes for a life on the straight and narrow for his […]

Toni Erdmann (2016) (German Language)

Posted by Gui on February 5, 2017

Review 162min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Maren Ade Cast:        Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn… more Writer:     Maren Ade -Synopsis- In a bid to reconnect with his estranged and successful business executive daughter; a self-styled German man travels across Europe and employs his bizarre tactics to try and reach his motivated but detached progeny in […]

The White King (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 25, 2017

Review 88min Genre:      Drama, Sci-fi Director:   Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel Cast:        Lorenzo Allchurch, Agyness Deyn, Jonathan Pryce …and more Writers:    György Dragomán, Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel -Synopsis- Young ‘Djata’ lives a normal idyllic life in a totalitarian state oblivious to the brutal realities around him, but when his father is mysteriously abducted by […]

Wild (German Language) (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 10, 2016

97min Genre:       Drama Director:    Nicolette Krebitz Cast:         Lilith Stangenberg, Georg Friedrich, Pit Bukowski…and more Writer:      Nicolette Krebitz -Synopsis- Tired of a lonely and mundane existence as an office assistant in German suburbia;  a young lady’s life takes a drastic turn when a chance encounter with a wild Wolf becomes an unhealthy obsession, mushrooming into a […]

King Cobra (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 9, 2016

91min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Justin Kelly Cast:         Garrett Clayton, James Franco, Christian Slater…and more Writers:     Justin Kelly and D. Madison Savage -Synopsis- A handsome teenager’s cross-country casting trip turns into the start of Gay porn superstardom for “Brent Corrigan”, when he moves in with his middle-aged porn producer; but when the relationship turns […]

Zoology (Russian Language) (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 8, 2016

83min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:    Ivan I. Tverdovskiy Cast:         Natalya Pavlenkova, Dmitriy Groshev, Irina Chipizhenko…more Writer:      Ivan I. Tverdovskiy -Synopsis- When Natasha randomly and bizarrely grows a considerable tail; the life of this lonely demure Russian zookeeper begins to drastically change as a newfound sense of freedom and a second adolescence beckons in this darkly […]

Christine (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 6, 2016

115min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama Director:    Antonio Campos Cast:         Rebecca Hall, Tracy Letts, Michael C. Hall…and more Writer:      Craig Shilowich -Synopsis- Rebecca Hall stars in a biographical drama about the final days of Christine Chubbuck; a Florida local news reporter whose psychological issues and personality traits conspired with a deep-seated resentment about her work, driving her […]

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Posted by Gui on October 2, 2016

Review 97min Genre:      Adventure, Comedy, Drama Director:   Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Cast:        Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead…more Writers:    Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert -Synopsis- A desperate man stranded on a deserted island finds solace in the company of a flatulent dead body which washes up on the shore; but this multi-purpose corpse […]

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 22, 2016

Review 111min Genre:       Drama, Horror, Thriller Director:    Colm McCarthy Cast:         Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine…and more Writer:      Mike Carey -Synopsis- In a dystopian future where most of humanity is wiped out by a fungal infection which turns people into mindless cannibals; a group of surviving British scientists and soldiers embark on a dangerous journey […]

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 18, 2016

Review 101min Genre:     Adventure, Comedy, Drama Director:  Taika Waititi Cast:       Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata…and more Writers:   Taika Waititi and Barry Crump -Synopsis- A troubled young orphan funds stability with a rural couple, only to be threatened with a return to foster care when tragedy strikes; but this rebellious young “gangsta” has his […]

Captain Fantastic (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 11, 2016

Review 119min Genre:       Comedy, Drama Director:    Matt Ross Cast:         Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Kathryn Hahn…and more Writer:      Matt Ross -Synopsis- After rejecting modern Western society and living off-the-grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest; a quirky, self-sufficient and self-taught family leave their secluded paradise for mainstream civilisation after the tragic death of their mother. […]

Indie Spotlight- God Forgive Us

Posted by Gui on September 1, 2016

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. God Forgive Us (2014) (English Language) 90min Country:   USA Genre:      Drama Director:   Michael Bachochin Cast:        Lindsay Rathert, Matthew Urban, James R. Doherty…more Writer:     Michael […]

The Childhood of a Leader (2016) (English & French Language)

Posted by Gui on August 17, 2016

Review 116min Genre:      Drama Director:   Brady Corbet Cast:        Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Bérénice Bejo…and more Writers:    Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold -Synopsis- In the backdrop of war-torn rural France at the end of the First World War; an American diplomat negotiating the terms of German surrender relocates to a French village with his European wife and […]

Wiener-Dog (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 13, 2016

Review 88min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Todd Solondz Cast:        Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn…and more Writer:     Todd Solondz -Synopsis- The dysfunctional lives of very different people are linked by a loveable dachshund who enriches the disillusioned existences of  its various inappropriate owners in this quirky Indie black comedy from writer/director Todd Solondz. If you’ve […]

Indie Spotlight- Anna Unbound

Posted by Gui on July 4, 2016

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. Anna Unbound (2015) (English Language) 89min Genre:     Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:  Bernd Porr Cast:       Vasso Georgiadou, James Robson, Martin Sweeney…and more Writers:   Bernd Porr, […]

Embrace of the Serpent (2015) (Spanish & other languages)

Posted by Gui on June 10, 2016

Review 124min Genre:       Fact-based, Adventure, Drama Director:    Ciro Guerra Cast:         Brionne Davis, Jan Bijvoet, Nilbio Torres…and more Writers:     Ciro Guerra, Theodor Koch-Grunberg… and more -Synopsis- In early 20th Century South American rainforests; an American biologist enlists the help of an old indigenous isolated Amazonian shaman, to recreate a journey he took 40 years earlier with […]

The Daughter (2016)

Posted by Gui on May 27, 2016

Review 95min Genre:       Drama Director:    Simon Stone Cast:         Geoffrey Rush, Odessa Young, Miranda Otto…and more Writers:     Henrik Ibsen and Simon Stone -Synopsis- The tranquil lives of an Australian small town group of people are thrown into turmoil when someone’s long anticipated return home dredges up dark family secrets, and a truth which tears unsuspecting families […]

Indie Spotlight- Three Days In Auschwitz

Posted by Gui on April 13, 2016

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. Three Days In Auschwitz (2015) (English Language) 55min Genre:      Documentary Director:   Philippe Mora Cast:        Philippe Mora, Mirka Mora Country:   USA | Australia | Germany […]

Dheepan (2015) (Tamil & French language)

Posted by Gui on April 7, 2016

Review 115min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Jacques Audiard Cast:         Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan…and more Writers:     Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain & Noé Debré -Synopsis- After escaping persecution in Sri Lanka, a refugee and his unorthodox family struggle to build a new life as caretakers in the dangerous suburbs of Paris in this Palme d’Or-winning drama from the […]

Victoria (2015) (German & English language)

Posted by Gui on March 31, 2016

Review 138min Genre:       Crime, Drama, Thriller Director:    Sebastian Schipper Cast:         Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski…and more Writers:     Sebastian Schipper, Olivia Neergaard-Holm… and more -Synopsis- On a night out; a lonely young Spanish girl sparks-up a potential romance and friendship with a Berliner and his rogue friends, but her hazy dream turns into a nightmare […]

Bone Tomahawk (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on February 21, 2016

Review 132min Genre:     Western, Horror Director:  S. Craig Zahler Cast:       Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox…and more Writer:    S. Craig Zahler -Synopsis- Following a mysterious kidnapping in small-town old American west, a group of townsfolk form a posse to track down the cave-dwelling savages that took their people in this unique western/horror/drama indie from 1st […]

Room (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 13, 2016

Review 118min Genre:     Drama Director:  Lenny Abrahamson Cast:       Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen…and more Writer:    Emma Donoghue -Synopsis- “Jack”, a five year-old boy, discovers the majesty of the world as he escapes the confines of a small room where he’s spent his entire life isolated from the world with his “Ma”, only to deal […]

Frank (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 17, 2015

Review 95min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Lenny Abrahamson Cast:        Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal Writers:    Jon Ronson & Peter Straughan -Synopsis- A young man’s mundane life in small-town Ireland is transformed when he joins a bizarre underground experimental pop band fronted by an enigmatic singer who never removes his oversized cartoon costume head, as […]

Grandma (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 11, 2015

Review 79min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Paul Weitz Cast:        Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden…and more Writer:     Paul Weitz -Synopsis- When her newly pregnant teenage granddaughter turns up on her doorstep asking for help, a no-nonsense lesbian grandma sets out on a journey to help her grandchild with an abortion, while both teaching and […]

Indie Spotlight- Ping Pong Summer

Posted by Gui on November 24, 2015

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. Ping Pong Summer (2014) (English Language) 82min Genre:     Comedy Director:  Michael Tully Cast:       Marcello Conte, Judah Friedlander, Susan Sarandon…and more Writer:    Michael Tully -Synopsis- […]

Midnight Special Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on November 21, 2015

In a desperate attempt to protect his son who possesses supernatural powers, a man goes on the run from religious extremists and government agents with his gifted boy and companions by his side. Directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Jaeden Lieberher among others. Genre: Sci-fi, Drama, Thriller UK Release: 15th of […]

Tangerine (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on November 11, 2015

Review 88min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Sean Baker Cast:        Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian…and more Writers:    Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch -Synopsis- A feisty transgender prostitute, aided by her close co-worker friend, goes on an emotional rampage across the gritty streets of Los Angeles as she hunts down her cheating pimp boyfriend and […]

The Babadook (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on November 2, 2015

Review 93min Genre:      Horror, Drama Director:   Jennifer Kent Cast:        Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney…and more Writer:     Jennifer Kent -Synopsis- A widower, struggling with the tragic death of her husband and her young troubled son’s obsession with an imaginary monster that stalks them, soon finds that their demons are all too real in this […]

Indie Spotlight- The Nightmare

Posted by Gui on October 31, 2015

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. The Nightmare (2015) (English Language) 91min (US) Genre:     Documentary, Horror Director:  Rodney Ascher Cast:       Siegfried Peters, Stephen Michael Joseph, Yatoya Toy…more   Director Rodney […]